I think sometimes I might sound all chipper on here about a lot of stuff in my life, even the hard stuff. I want you to know that is because I write about it after it has happened and I have had some time to process it. I want you to know that I do try to see the good in a bad situation and to give thanks to God even when some days are hard.
I have so much to be thankful for. So much. Everything I need, I have.
I was stopping by to show you a few cute pictures of my baby and his bean bags, and I still will, but the headline on Yahoo about 2,000,000 people losing their unemployment benefits hit me hard.
This is why I try not to complain about Patrick working a lot or having to travel. He has a job that comfortably supports all 5 of us. 5 people on one man's shoulders. That is a lot of responsibility. I pray I will always, in all moods and circumstances, let him know how much this means to me. (I also know I will fail at this as I am kind of a baby sometimes but I will and do try.)
Sometimes I wish I could slow down and thoughtfully write about this kind of thing but I honestly don't have the time. All I have time for is this rush of emotion and I hope what I am trying to say gets across. I am thankful. I am blessed. I need to be thankful for every minute with my healthy family in our warm house.
Jeesh. Where did that come from? Praise God! Sometimes it just overwhelms me, the love He has for me. For all of us.
Should we talk about Jesus?
;) I'm kidding. Not that that would be a bad thing but right now I want to show you my baby. (do you all think I am crazy? just a little emotional this morning, I guess.)
Patrick said it seems too weird to come home and see him standing up. Slow down, Mr. Pickles. That is an order.
Sorry about the snot in this one. Teresa gave us this LeapFrog table that we had had (from Auntie Cheryl!) for our other two kids but I had given away. Thank you, Teresa. He loves it.
And finally, I love this old painting I thrifted a couple of years ago. The dog chasing the boy is my favorite part.
I forgot! Here are the bean bags:
Now I have to go do a quick clean up of the house before Ruby gets home. 15 uninterrupted minutes of cleaning equals at least 2-3 hours worth of cleaning with children under foot. (quite literally in pickles' case.)